Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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An inner orbital route is long long overdue; the amount of traffic in the the city centre and on Oâ€™Connell Street in particular is unacceptable. The Childers road was initially planned as a bypass of the city centre but has failed miserably,also the southern ring road from Roxboro to Annacotty has had very little impact on the traffic volumes in the city centre or the childers road itself, obviously not helped by the development of so many retail parks in the area!.. the traffic lights for the childers retail park in particular were a stroke of genius by the city council!
Itâ€™s pretty ridiculous also that the city centre revamp programme has had to wait so long! It looks like weâ€™ll have to wait until the completion of the 2nd phase of the ring road until the Oâ€™Connell street renewal project can begin. This is simply way too long, 4 years before work can even get underway, that means itâ€™ll be 6 to 7 years before the new look Oâ€™Connell Street is unveiled!
At the moment the pedestrian environment in the city centre isnâ€™t very pleasant, the pavement surfaces are old, uneven, mismatched and dirty, pedestrian crossing points are very limited and all in all itâ€™s a very car orientated place.
The quality of the finish on Bedford Row is excellent and it gives you an idea of how well the city centre will look when the other projects are completed.
Is this basically the route ARUP are proposing? Henry St, Honans Quay, Arthurâ€™s Quay, Rutland Street, Bank Place, Charlotte Quay, Broad Street, John Street, Cathedral Place, Sexton Street, Roches Street, Shannon St.. Will the route run along Bank place or continue through Bridge St and Mary St and back over Baalâ€™s bridge?
I wonder if an orbital route was set up soon could the city centre re-modelling programme be fast tracked?